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    The England 23

    Post  alfiehammer on Mon 12 May 2014, 7:26 pm

    Well it's been named. No big surprises for me, except maybe Michael carricks axing from the squad. Other Man U player not included is tom cleverly and that at least proves Roy doesn't just pick on club sides but form- I think his team today proved that.

    Carroll on the reserve list. Feel sorry for Andy but not surprised. Hasn't played enough nor scored enough. That said, he's a fupp of a better player then welbeck.

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    Post  JulianDicksLeftKnee on Mon 12 May 2014, 7:32 pm

    I'd say he is arse-hole lucky to even be on the reserve list. Not at all justified on form-just a big lump to am at if Lambert withdraws.

    Hope he doiesn't go anyhow-he'll only get injured.
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    Re: The England 23

    Post  Campo on Mon 12 May 2014, 7:47 pm

    I am not even sure I can be bothered with this World cup
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    Post  JulianDicksLeftKnee on Mon 12 May 2014, 7:51 pm

    Looking forward to it. Can barely remember the last one as was zonked out on drugs!
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    Post  alfiehammer on Mon 12 May 2014, 7:56 pm

    Just keep your England expectations as low as your west ham and enjoy the pretty football played by the South American and Spanish teams
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    Post  JulianDicksLeftKnee on Mon 12 May 2014, 7:58 pm

    I think we'll surprise a few people this tournament.

    I haven't decided how yet but I envisage elderly prostitutes involved.
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    Post  Campo on Mon 12 May 2014, 8:04 pm

    JulianDicksLeftKnee wrote:Looking forward to it. Can barely remember the last one as was zonked out on drugs!

    me too  cheesey grin 
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    Post  JulianDicksLeftKnee on Mon 12 May 2014, 8:44 pm

    Mine were legal, keeping me alive though!
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    Re: The England 23

    Post  Tony P on Mon 12 May 2014, 9:19 pm

    No real complaints with the 23. Don't agree with a keeper (Fraser Forster) from a pub league getting in ahead of a Premier League keeper (John Ruddy). Ashley Cole unlucky to be omitted but I suppose we have to look to the future with Luke Shaw. Would liked to have seen Michael Carrick in the squad. Knows how to keep possession; something that will be critical in that heat and humidity. James Milner is a typical Hodgson player; runs around a lot and gets back to help out but gives you nothing going forward. Lambert deserves his place, as does Adam Lallana

    The standby list just highlights to me the lack of available English players currently playing in the Premier League. John Stones has only played 21 games for Everton yet gets the nod ahead of a consistent PL performer like James Tomkins who has 157 appearances for West Ham and has played for England at every level up to U21

    Andy Carroll has done nothing to earn a place either in the 23 or the standby squad. Peter Crouch has had a better season and would be a better bet IMO
    Defoe is playing in a pub league in the USA. As for Tom Cleverley - if that is the best we have then gawd help us

    I have no expectations from this World Cup other than to give a decent account of ourselves. If we get to the quarter finals it will have been a success. All the young players will have had a taste of tournament football in oppressive conditions and will be hardened for the Euro qualifiers and Euro 2016

    Come on England !! british flag
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    Re: The England 23

    Post  Tony P on Mon 12 May 2014, 9:47 pm

    Cheeky Tweet from AC !!

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    Re: The England 23

    Post  manurewa hammer on Tue 13 May 2014, 7:59 am

    Not a squad that fills me with great confidence.
    Rooney & Lampard- too old
    Welbeck- useless
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    Post  JulianDicksLeftKnee on Tue 13 May 2014, 8:17 am

    Rooney too old at 27?
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    Post  Hungry Hammer 66 on Tue 13 May 2014, 9:13 am

    Mike. Basset, England Manger picked Lambert and Butler off the back of a fag packet
    Let's he Hodgsons selection of Lambert and Barkley  do the business for us !!!!
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    Post  JulianDicksLeftKnee on Tue 13 May 2014, 9:20 am

    Lambert never let England down on his few performances. Can't see Barkley getting a start if Wilshire is fit.
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    Re: The England 23

    Post  Tony P on Tue 13 May 2014, 10:34 am

    manurewa hammer wrote:Not a squad that fills me with great confidence.
    Rooney & Lampard- too old
    Welbeck- useless

     jawdrop
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    Post  JulianDicksLeftKnee on Tue 13 May 2014, 10:49 am

    I said 27 but is 28. Think MH is thinking of Wayne and his preferred age of prostitute.
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    Post  alfiehammer on Tue 13 May 2014, 12:09 pm

    Yeah I saw that tweet, very dry humour there. I wonder if Andy is really that surprised or disappointed.
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    Post  JulianDicksLeftKnee on Tue 13 May 2014, 12:16 pm

    I'd imagine he is pretty pleased to be on the reserve list. One twinge or problem with Lambert, and he'll be on that plane.
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    Re: The England 23

    Post  manurewa hammer on Sat 17 May 2014, 2:56 am

    JulianDicksLeftKnee wrote:I said 27 but is 28. Think MH is thinking of Wayne and his preferred age of prostitute.
    yeah, sorry Stu, that was it!
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    Re: The England 23

    Post  Harry R on Sun 18 May 2014, 2:25 pm

    Actually looking forward to this World Cup as it's about the only one England have got to the finals of, in my memory, without all the silly, over the top hype from the media about how we're going to win it. With the pressure off, I think we could surprise a few people.
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    Re: The England 23

    Post  alfiehammer on Sun 18 May 2014, 4:38 pm

    the press do ruin a world cup for us english fans. i distinctly remember reading about how Rooney is our pele. think a better comparison would have been australia's mark viduka...

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